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July 9, 2020
Farmers in the Lower Peninsula experienced a much better spring for planting and growing conditions this year than in 2019. But once summer officially started June 20, the rains dried up and the mercury headed north of 90 degrees for days.
July 7, 2020
The state of Michigan has approved a $15 million Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant Program to assist Michigan farms and agricultural processors in their efforts to mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus among essential workers.
Effective July 6, the Small Business Administration has resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program loan applications in response to the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act, which cleared both chambers of Congress last week.
Benjamin Tirrell has accepted the position of associate legislative counsel with the State Government Relations Department in the Public Policy and Commodity Division at Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB), beginning July 13.
June 26, 2020
The Michigan Ag Council has announced the first class of Michigan GROWN, Michigan GREAT Ambassadors, a new training program that will help develop young advocates for the agriculture industry in Michigan.